SEND Information

Here at Berkley First School we aim to meet the needs of children with special educational needs by prioritising high quality teaching and learning. All teaching is inclusive and will meet the needs of all learners and have high expectations for all.

High quality teaching with varied levels of differentiation is the first step in responding to pupils who have or may have a special educational need. The Senior Leadership Team continually review the quality of teaching for pupils at risk of underachievement and this includes reviewing teachers’ understanding of strategies to identify and support vulnerable pupils and their knowledge of the special educational needs most frequently encountered.

All teaching staff are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, even where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff. When a pupil is not making adequate progress, teachers and the SENDCo will meet with parents and collaborate on problem solving, planning support and teaching strategies for individual pupils.

SEND CO-ordinator  – Lynne Langton



This includes information on who to talk to about your child’s needs and who will support your child in school.

Click here for the Somerset Local Offer

This provides a central point of access for information advice and a wide range of services and support groups for children and families.

SEND information report updated August 2021


SEND Effective Support


Medical conditions policy


Click here for Parents advice and guidance about SEND Issues in Somerset

Dyslexia Friendly Status

Following a rigorous inspection process we are pleased to announce that the school has been awarded the re-accreditation of Dyslexia Friendly Status.